Home Business – Building a Portfolio For Your Writing

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by Jayne Holden
(New York, USA)

Writing is not an easy task for many people. It takes a lot of focus, creativity, and knowledge of English and grammar. Anyone can write a post on a particular topic, but it doesn’t mean that it would be ready for publication to any blog site or magazine.

There is a formula involved with writing. Writing needs to have a beginning, middle, and an end. Just as every story of a person’s life has a beginning, middle, and an end, so does a person’s topic on a particular subject.

People love a good story and they want to be entertained, so keeping a readers attention is crucial for any writing job. This is not a talent that a lot of people possess, so companies who look for bloggers, need to know that a person can write captivating articles first before they hire them.

Having a portfolio with writing samples is very important in a person’s search for writing and blogging jobs. Building a portfolio is not something that will happen over night. It could take many months or even years to have a good enough portfolio to prove that a person is right for any writing job.

Some people are only good at writing on a particular subject, and others are good at writing on any subject. The key is to have knowledge in every subject. Luckily, the Internet can provide most of that.

A person can look up any subject on the Internet and gain an understanding on it enough to write a small article about it. The more you know about a subject, the more compelling an article can be.

Most writers like to stick to subjects that they are familiar with. There is more stress on a person when they are writing on a subject that they have no idea about. Most readers could point that out in just a few seconds and move on to something more interesting, so grasping a person’s attention is one of the most important things about the writing process.

This is where creativity comes in. Writing takes a lot of talent and imagination. A person should have a talent in taking a reader to a whole new dimension.

Some people’s writing can be straight and to the point, and others writing can be captivating and spell binding. When a person has rave reviews on their writing, that’s when they know that they have honed their skills enough to say that they are a writer.

Updated: April 30, 2013 — 11:47 am

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